Mahurangi News

Sweet Appreciation - Pete Yarham

Congratulations to Peter Yarham, of Campbells Beach, who is the recipient of a gift basket from Chocolate Brown. Peter was nominated by Ricky Cowell, who wrote: "Every day, Pete and Max (his black Labrador) walk the beach and road between Campbells...... Read More

Mitchell resigned to loss of Rodney

National MP Mark Mitchell vows he will continue to fight for the issues dear to his heart in north Rodney, despite the fact he will no longer represent the area if proposed changes to electorate boundaries go ahead. Last month, the Representation Commission,...... Read More

Council campaign to save kauri given local go-ahead

  Walking tracks will be closed – some indefinitely – boardwalks replaced, and hygiene stations installed in several local parks and reserves next year as part of a major Auckland Council programme aimed at mitigating the spread and...... Read More

Questions raised on waste consent application

Waste Management expects its resource consent application to build a controversial landfill in the Dome Valley to be publicly notified sometime in the first half of next year. A Waste Management spokesperson said the company was currently responding...... Read More

No end in sight for Whangateau cockle ban

There is still no end in sight for the ban on harvesting cockles from the Whangateau Harbour, now in its 10th year, experts say. The former Fisheries Ministry enforced the ban in 2009, at the request of locals, after 60 per cent of cockles were decimated...... Read More

New community group chair

After five years at the helm of the Matakana Community Group (MCG), outgoing chair Simon Barclay said dealing with Auckland Council remained the biggest stumbling block to getting things done. Speaking at the MCG annual meeting on November 26, he said...... Read More

Dredging sputters on under funding cloud

Money trickling in to support the dredging of the Mahurangi River permitted some tidying up of previously dredged areas last month, but major funding still needs to be found. Mahurangi River Restoration Trust management committee chair Steve Burrett...... Read More

Prize-winning map highlights plastic peril

A concern for the plight of turtles swimming around in oceans filled with plastic helped Matakana School student Barnaby Blampied, 9, win both national and international honours. Barnaby decided to enter the NZ Cartographic Society’s Children’s...... Read More

One-way traffic for Wood Street

Attempts are being made to ease summer traffic gridlock and improve pedestrian safety in Mangawhai Heads by temporarily making its main thoroughfare, Wood Street, one-way from December 16 to February 10. The Kaipara District Council trial aims to improve...... Read More

Festive wreaths for final workshop

Christmas wreath-making will be the subject of Leigh’s final free sewing, sustainability and waste minimisation workshop for the year on Tuesday, December 10 at Leigh Hall, starting at 7.30pm.  Weekly lessons and presentations aimed at boosting...... Read More